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A 16-year-old male asked:

Hello, i am a teenager and i am 16 years old. i would like your professional opinion about starting a protein supplement at this age? i was thinking t

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Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management 40 years experience
Great question: Thank you for asking ! you should be careful as to how much protein you ingest . The recommended total daily intake of protein for a male teenager is 52 grams per day, for a female , 46 grams per day. Formulas that recommend 1 gram per kg per day are also used. Eat a healthy and balance diet , much of your protein can be gained from proper food choices.
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